Why are you a working mother?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-23-2008
Why are you a working mother?
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Fri, 02-01-2008 - 5:01pm

Why are you a working mother?



  • I would like to stay home, but we need the 2nd income.
  • I would like to stay home, but I'm a single parent.
  • I wouldn't like being home all day; I prefer to work.
  • I like my job, and we do need the money.
  • Other


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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-27-2005
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 10:33am
Very interesting. I just thought she was the type of mom that you could "see" if she took care of herself before the kids (hair always done, nails, new clothes all the time, new car, etc.) There is nothing wrong with any of these things, of course, but your kids come first.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2007
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 10:35am
I was the primary bread winner in this household for 18 years and NEVER ONCE was dh asked why he worked or questioned whether or not he loved his kids because he chose to work.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-04-2005
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 10:50am

I voted other. My dh does make enough money for us to live but I also want to invest in our retirement, save for the kids college, and provide them and us with extra activities and vacations. My job is ok. Nothing that thrills me. I also work for my personal security. If something happens to DH I can support my family. My nursing salary coupled with his life insurance and the fact we own our home would provide my girls with a very financially stable life w/o their dad.


I only work PT now because that is all I need to work to meet our financial goals, keep my skills, and ensure myself some financial independence. I like contributing to the finances. Personally it makes me feel good.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-2004
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 10:51am

I would like to sah but I can't.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-23-2008
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 10:54am
I think some people just enjoy staying home more than others. There's nothing wrong with wanting to work, it's just not in the cards for some of us. At least for me, I want to stay home while my son is little. He still sees other kids. We have cousins about his age that visit often, and we go to the park, etc. When he's older (3-4) I will probably take him to preschool for at least part of the day. My mom, who has been a teacher for 25 years, says that you can really tell which children went to preschool and which children didn't. I guess they really need that now days to be ready for kindergarden. There's nothing wrong with taking your baby to daycare if that's what you need and/or want to do. Some of us just prefer to stay home with them

  


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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-2004
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 10:57am
I must be the meanest mom in the world since I have a blinky that I am selling mine on ebay. lol




iVillage Member
Registered: 04-04-2005
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 11:01am

My brother is a SAHD! He is great and my SIL is the one who has the job that supports the family and the bennefits. My brother is an Opera singer. He works very PT hours. He is great with the kids and really is enjoying his time at home with them.


GO SAHDads!

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 11:02am

Two of my friends were either kindergarten or elementary school teachers, and they both say that you can see a real difference in children that haven't been to preschool and pre-K, not necessarily in their abilities, you can teach your kids the 3-Rs at home perfectly well, but in the way they cope with the school environment.


I attended my first board meeting at our preschool the other night and I'm actually quite happy that we're voting next month to extend our pre-K program from 3 half-days, to 4 full days in the fall, when my DD will be starting the pre-K program.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 11:07am

I'm very much looking forward to earning money regularly again, and I will feel good to contribute to our finances.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-26-2007
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 11:10am

Ya know...I'm really tired of you guys nit picking every little thing I say on here.

Lol, then don't come to a debate board.

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